Santa Ana winds will subside tonight, but the heat peaks tomorrow as we start the month of March.
Tuesday will be sunny and dry with daytime highs trending 5 to nearly 20 degrees above normal. Light easterly winds will be possible, but they won't be strong gusting up to 30 mph in some areas. If headed to the beaches to enjoy the warm weather, expect elevated surf of 3 to 7 feet with strong rip currents. A Beach Hazard Statement is in effect until 4am Wednesday.
The winds will shift on Wednesday, and just as the winds shift temperatures will start to cool back down but it 'll still be warm in the 70s and 80s. Clouds will increase Wednesday afternoon with patchy fog returning to the coast and gusty onshore winds setting up over the mountains and deserts.
It will be much cooler Thursday with temperatures dropping another 5 to 10 degrees on Friday with 60s for the coast and valleys. We will have a slight chance for light showers Thursday night into Friday with some showers may linger into Saturday.
Cooler than normal temperatures will stick around into the weekend, with highs in the low to mid 60s for the coast and valleys, 40s in the mountains and 70s in the deserts.
As February comes to an end, San Diego measured just 0.70" of rain for the month and with January only receiving 0.16"our deficit grows to 2.36" shy of the 6.81" normal for the water year.
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